Well, I'm currently using an X-fi Xtreme gamer. When it works is works just fine but I have been having the occasional issue where the driver stops detecting that anything is hooked up to it. I end up having to reinstall the driver to fix the problem. I would also like to move to a pci-e card anyways so that I could slap an aftermarket cooler onto my bottom card. I'm debating the Xonar DX. On the other hand I could pick up a used Auzen Prelude. I know next to nothing about computer audio so any input would be appreciated. I'm really not looking to spend too much.